Muhangi family calls for mediation with businessman Drake Lubega to end land wrangles
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on February 27, 2019
One of the widows of the late Charles Muhangi, Ms. Ann Mugisha, the mother of the deceased’s eldest son Lionel Emmanuel Muhangi, has called for negotiations between the deceased’s family and Kampala businessman Francis Drake Lubega in order to solve the land wrangles between the two parties.
Lionel Emmanuel Muhangi is one of the administrators of the late Muhangi’s estate, and his mother is of the view that President Museveni himself should mediate the two conflicting parties, since a whole 13 years in court hasn’t born a binding resolution of the conflict that has dragged on over ownership of contested valuable land in downtown Kampala.
“President Museveni should come in and mediate to bring fairness to the family of the deceased,” Ms. Muhangi says. “An independent valuer should also be brought in to establish the amount of money Horizon Coaches Ltd (which belongs to the late Muhangi) has lost over the last 13 years when the case has been going on in court. Then in discussion mediated with the president we can see what can be done to resolve the conflict and have both parties satisfied.”
“Maybe the best way is to have the Muhangi family occupy and collect rent from the buildings to recover the business lost in the last 13 years. The empty land should also be given to the family to develop,”Ms. Muhangi added.